Recent horrifying statistics show that one in three women globally will be raped, beaten or severely violated in their lifetime. That's 1 billion women. And that’s how the One Billion Rising campaign got its name, its impetus and its focus.


On February 14, the fifteenth anniversary of V-Day, One Billion Rising will bring women and men across the world together to demand an enduring end to violence against women. There are already thousands of events scheduled in more than 160 countries. Sign up today, find a gathering near you, invite your friends to join the campaign and check out for videos, news updates, information on joining and supporting the campaign.


In this Nation magazine profile, Laura Flanders talked to playwright, activist and V-Day founder Eve Ensler about her grand ambition for One Billion Rising.


This short film by Ensler and South African filmmaker Tony Stroebel gives a glimpse into what organizers of the One Billion Rising campaign hope will happen on February 14, a global day of action to demand an end to violence against women.

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